2017 BMW i3
What does the future drive like? Step in, sit down, and press the START/STOP button. Two flat panel displays spring to life. Instantly you know this will be a driving experience like no other. Move the selector to D, press the accelerator and feel a strong surge forward – smooth, powerful and virtually silent. Release the accelerator and feel the strong braking effect of Brake Energy Recuperation. This is a BMW for a new age. This is the BMW i3.
WELCOME TO TOMORROW
The BMW i3’s coach-style doors open outward with no center pillar in the way. Inside the interior is filled with light. The floor is flat with no tunnel to obstruct, so much so that your guests can enter from the opposite door in tight spots. Open pore Eucalyptus wood, grown in a certified sustainable forest, accents the welled dashboard. The seats are lovingly crafted from the finest cloths with olive leaf tanned leather trim for comfort and durability. Renewable natural fibers and materials throughout – this future looks like a friendly place to be.
BMW LIFE DRIVE
Often, progress starts with starting over. BMW i takes a revolutionary approach to vehicle architecture: BMW LifeDrive.™ Developed specifically for the BMW i3 and i8, LifeDrive divides the vehicle framework into two separate units: the Life Module and Drive Module. This allows for the liberal use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum and carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), while still maintaining outstanding strength and rigidity. As a result, the i3 delivers a quiet, responsive and agile ride supporting energy efficiency and our environment.
Saving our planet without sacrificing driving enjoyment – that’s the engineering of BMW eDrive. The i3’s electric motor produces 167 hp and 184 lb-ft of instant torque providing acceleration that will push you back in your seat. Upon releasing the accelerator pedal, Brake Energy Recuperation slows down the moving vehicle to recover and restore energy to the battery. This One Pedal braking effect is instant and robust, and can even eliminate the need to touch the brake pedal at lower speeds.
BMW 360? ELECTRIC
BMW has a range of 360° ELECTRIC products and services to help keep your BMW i3 charged. At home, the standard charging cable charges the lithium-ion main battery from standard house current in 6-8 hours. For faster charging, 360° ELECTRIC can provide an optional BMW i Charging Station that operates off 220 volts and charges in as little as 3 hours (depending on local electricity infrastructure at 80 percent of full load capacity). On the road, BMW 360° ELECTRIC stays by your side with ChargeNow mobility service that provides easy access to partner charging stations with convenient monthly billing. It can also assist you in searches for parking areas with charger-equipped parking spaces.
BMW i REMOTE APP
Your BMW i3 is as close as your smartphone. The BMW i Remote App keeps you connected to your vehicle for monitoring battery level, charging status or locating your vehicle. You can even remotely preset your car’s interior temperature before your trip.
A RANGE OF CHOICE
The BMW i3 is the only 100 percent electric drive vehicle that offers both full-battery and Range Extender (REX) versions. The all-electric i3 has a range of up to 160 km. If you regularly drive longer distances, an optional Range Extender for the BMW i3 seamlessly engages and increases your total range up to 320 km. The i3 REX has a compact, quiet, smooth-running, two-cylinder internal-combustion engine in the rear. This engine drives a generator, which in turn charges the high-voltage battery so your i3 can continue on driving 100 percent electrically.
SOME TECHNICAL DATA
All-electric engine + 2 cylinder gasoline for the i3 with Range Extender
Output of 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h in 7.2 sec. (7.9 sec. for the i3 with Range Extender)
Fuel consumption equal to 1.7 L/100 km in city and 2.1 on highway
Maximum range of 200 km and 320 km for i3 with Range Extender
Available exterior colours :
Arravani Grey (Non-metallic), BMW i Frozen Blue accent
Capparis White (Non-metallic), BMW i Frozen Blue accent
Ionic Silver Metallic, BMW i Frozen Blue accent
Solar Orange Metallic, BMW i Frozen Grey accent
Laurel Grey Metallic, BMW i Frozen Blue accent
Andesite Silver Metallic, BMW i Frozen Blue accent